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January

NEWS REPORT

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Waseda School of Science and Engineering

TechnoFair & 100th Anniversary Celebration

In 1908 (41st year of the Meiji Period), in order to commemorate the 25 anniversary of its founding, Waseda University established the "Waseda University Department of Science and Engineering". This was the first department in Japan to possess the name of "science and engineering". This year, the School of Science and Engineering greets the 100th anniversary of its founding.

100th Anniversary Event "TechnoFair Waseda" (October 31st, November 1st)

A variety of events were held, such as open seminars, workshops, 3 school forums, and lectures. These events focused on the keywords of "expanding" research results, "achieving" advanced technology, and "deepening" exchange and partnerships.

100th Anniversary Celebration (November 9th)

An anniversary celebration was held to reflect upon the history of the School of Science and Engineering, which continues to experience major developments. The celebration also served as a point from which to embark upon new paths in the 2nd century of the school.

On the day of the celebration, congratulatory messages were received from distinguished persons from a number of fields. Also featured was "Hokuto-Seiryu", a song to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the School of Science and Engineering (written by Professor Yoshihiro Kanno, Faculty of Science and Engineering), as well as dancing by the robots WABIAN-2R and TWENDY-ONE2.

Hokuto-Seiryu (Flowing West from the Big Dipper)
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the School of Science and Engineering, a song was composed from the grand image of a drop of water falling from the ladle of the Big Dipper and entering a stream.

TechnoFair: Scene booth exhibition

Anniversary Celebration: Traditional Japanese music, electric acoustics, and dancing robots